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The Rise and Fall of Public Education in America: The Interdependence of Public Education and Society

R. Winfield Smith

For more than forty years the author has written numerous magazine articles and made countless public speeches citing his three basic principles of education: 1) that public education and the larger society are interdependent - what happens to one affects the other; 2) that when a society decides to provide a certain level of education to all of a given segment of its population, that better educated group soon begins to create so many inventions and so many better ways of doing things that still more education must be provided young people to equip them to deal with this new complexity; and 3) that when education and the larger society get out of sync, unless steps are promptly taken to get them back in sync by providing much MORE education to enable people to cope with the more complex society, then both education and the larger society begin to deteriorate. This writing and lecturing experience showed the author clearly that people resist conceptual change. Someone once said that people, and particularly Americans, resist change until change becomes irresistible. This fact, plus the rapidly deteriorating condition of both public education and American society, has led the author to publish this book in the hope of getting large numbers of people to understand the absolute necessity of almost immediately starting public education at the age of two, operating the public schools year round, and providing higher education to all interested people free of charge.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2006
  • Pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.43in - 0.62lb
  • EAN: 9781420891782
  • Categories: Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
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